NH3 Training

Anhydrous Ammonia Safety Manual

ARA recognizes that safety and environmental stewardship rank high on the list of priorities for many agricultural retailers. Nitrogen is a valuable resource for growing corn and wheat, and anhydrous ammonia (NH3) provides agricultural retailers and farmers with a low cost, easy to use and readily available form.

ARA has obtained the rights to reproduce an established safety training program that shows agricultural retailers and others use correct procedures for the safe handling of NH3. Completion of the training course can help individuals meet the state and federal training requirements required for handling and use of NH3. The program is similar to the NH3 safe use instructions recommended by the Environmental Protection Agency. Show your company’s industry leadership and concern for the environment and safety of those working with NH3 by purchasing and sponsoring the NH3 Safety Training Manual.

NH3 Testing Clinic

Beginning in 2009, ARA partnered with the U.S Department of Transportation, Indiana Plant Food and Agricultural Chemical Association and Ohio Agribusiness Association to provide on-site clinics where attendees learn how to comply with DOT nurse tank testing requirements and to stay in compliance with Special Permit 13554.

Special Permit 13554 allows the operation of nurse tanks without ASME nameplates, providing the tanks are tested and marked as follows; external visual inspection (V), thickness test (T), and hydrostatic pressure test (P). In addition, each tank must be marked with a unique number to identify the tank, along with marking DOT-SP 13554 on the tank. For continued use, a tank must be tested and marked every five years, the owner must renew the special permit, and a current copy of the special permit must be maintained by the owner and every location the tank is filled. These tests must be performed by facilities registered with US DOT FMCSA as cargo tank testers.

Each attendee learned how to comply with DOT nurse tank testing requirements, how to become eligible to test, and how to test nurse tanks.  Each clinic began with one full day of training and a second half-day that ends in a hands-on practice session with a nurse tank taught by a DOT official.

Click for more information on Special Permit 13554 and further guidance from DOT.

NH3 Safety Manual Pricing


$12.00 each in quantities less than 50 copies

$10.00 each for orders over 50 copies

Training videos are also available in both VHS and DVD formats.

VHS tapes are $10.00 each

DVDs are $25.00 each

To place an order please contact David McKnight at David@aradc.org or (202) 595-1710.